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Sainz takes 1st pole, Verstappen booed at British GP

Jul. 02, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — It took 151 attempts for Carlos Sainz to earn his first Formula One pole. Now he'll chase that elusive first win. But starting alongside Sainz on the front row Sunday at the British Grand Prix will be defending F1 champion Max Verstappen, a year removed...

Video shows Piquet adding homophobic slur against Hamilton

Jul. 01, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — More video in Brazilian media shows retired Formula One champion Nelson Piquet using homophobic language and more racial slurs about Lewis Hamilton. The website Grande Prêmio published video late Thursday — apparently filmed last year with Piquet speaking in...

Lewis Hamilton pushes back against 'old voices' over racism

Jun. 30, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton said Thursday that Formula One should ignore “old voices” and reject racism as it focuses on becoming more inclusive, even as reigning world champion Max Verstappen said his “father-in-law” should not be banned from the F1 paddock. ...

Piquet apologizes to Hamilton over 'ill thought out' comment

Jun. 29, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Former Formula One champion Nelson Piquet apologized to Lewis Hamilton on Wednesday, saying the racial term he used about the Mercedes driver was “ill thought out” but was not meant to be offensive. The 69-year-old Brazilian has faced heavy criticism this week...

Kobayashi to sub for Hawksworth with Lexus in Canada

Jun. 29, 2022 08:21 AM EDT

Kamui Kobayashi will substitute for injured driver Jack Hawksworth this weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and drive the Vasser Sullivan Lexus in the GTD Pro class. Hawksworth will miss his third consecutive race with injuries suffered in a motocross accident. ...

Red Bull fires reserve driver Vips for using racial slur

Jun. 28, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — Red Bull terminated the contract of Formula One test and reserve driver Jüri Vips on Tuesday for using a racial slur during an online gaming stream. The 21-year-old Estonian was suspended by Red Bull last week pending an investigation into the...

Hamilton says "archaic mindsets" about color must change

Jun. 28, 2022 08:50 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Formula One great Lewis Hamilton said “archaic mindsets” have to change after retired champion Nelson Piquet reportedly used a racial slur against him. Hamilton’s comments came after F1 and FIA condemned racist language. “It’s more than...

AP sources: F1, ESPN near rights deal with much higher price

Jun. 27, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

Formula 1 is close to renewing its United States broadcast rights with ESPN — for an exponentially higher price — but the sides have not finalized a deal, according to two people with knowledge of the negotiations. The sides are working on a three-year contract, the people said....

Hamilton's raised Mercedes bounces champ to needed podium

Jun. 20, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

It was the roar of the fans that Lewis Hamilton missed, and so it was fitting that when he most needed a boost, he heard it from the largest crowd in Canadian Grand Prix history. Montreal is, after all, the site of Hamilton’s first Formula One podium. That was 15 years, 103 wins...

Verstappen holds off Sainz to win in F1's return to Canada

Jun. 19, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Max Verstappen maintained his hold on the Formula One championship fight by holding off a late challenge from Carlos Sainz Jr. to earn his sixth win of the season in a fairly easy Sunday drive in the Canadian Grand Prix. Verstappen won from the pole at Circuit...